When to see a doctor

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Make an appointment

Breast rash is rarely an emergency. But make an appointment with your doctor if your breast rash doesn't respond to self-care within a week or two, or if it is accompanied by:

  • Fever
  • Severe pain
  • Sores that won't heal
  • Signs and symptoms that worsen or last longer than a week

Self-care for breast rash

In the meantime, you may find some relief from your breast rash with these measures:

  • Take a warm bath or place a warm washcloth over the rash for a few minutes.
  • Apply a fragrance-free moisturizer to the area.
  • Take care of your skin. Don't scratch the rash.
  • Avoid extra stress, because stress can make a rash itchier or make you more likely to scratch.
  • Think about recent behaviors that may have caused your rash. Have you tried a new soap? Have you been wearing scratchy clothing? Stop using any new products that may have caused your rash.
Apr. 11, 2014